Ahmed Hussain dismissed from PNC council following drug bust

PNC's council member Ahmed Hussain. (Photo//PSM)

People’s National Congress (PNC) has dismissed Ahmed Hussain from his position as a member of the party’s council following his arrest in connection to 42 kilos of heroin found hidden under the floorboard of a residence in Male’ City.

The 42 kilos of heroin were found hidden under a false flooring in a house in Maafannu district of Male’ City on Friday, following a two-day operation by Drug Enforcement and Counter-Narcotics Intelligence.

PNC announced in a statement on Saturday morning that Ahmed Hussain, who was arrested in the case on Friday, has been dismissed from the party’s council and suspended from all party activities.

PNC, which together with Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) form the opposition coalition, said that the party’s constitution grants it the power to take action against party members who engage in major crimes.

The party said that it had taken action against Ahmed Hussain accordingly.

Police have also arrested an additional suspect in connection to the case.

PNC had also suspended another council member, Shaheeb Ibrahim, in connection to a 130 kilo drug trafficking case back in 2020.